GHOST IN THE SHELL (2017) (Movie Review)

***1/2 out of **** Rated PG-13 (for intense sequences of sci-fi violence, suggestive content and some disturbing images) Released:  March 31, 2017 Runtime: 107 minutes Director: Rupert Sanders Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbaek, Takeshi Kitano, Juliette Binoche, Peter Ferdinando, Michael Pitt, Chin Han Available to rent through Amazon Video or buy on 4K, Blu-ray, and DVD. Proceeds from purchases made through these links go [...]


*** out of **** Rated PG-13 (for thematic elements, disturbing images, violence, brief sexuality, nudity, and smoking) Released:  March 31, 2017 Runtime: 124 minutes Director: Niki Caro Starring: Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Daniel Brühl, Shira Haas, Michael McElhatton, Efrat Dor, Iddo Goldberg Available to rent through Amazon Video or buy on Blu-ray and DVD. Proceeds from purchases made through these links go to support [...]

WAR Is Unleashed In Latest PLANET OF THE APES Trailer (VIDEO/IMAGES) Like the trailer says: the war is on. It'd be safe to add that the expectations are now officially high, both for the broad scope of this film's ambition as well as the latest evolution in detailed digital performances on display in the apes' conversations. They're as good as anything we've probably seen from this technology. War for [...]

BUFFY Creator (And Marvel Vet) Joss Whedon To Direct DC’s BATGIRL

Finally: DC actually follows through on a no-brainer. Joss Whedon, creator of TV's snarky female action hero series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, is set to write, produce, and direct DC's standalone Batgirl movie. You read that right: complete creative control (or at least as close as one gets to that in these cinematic universes). After having been burned, [...]

JURASSIC WORLD Director Attempts Small-Scale Spielberg In BOOK OF HENRY Trailer (VIDEO/IMAGES) If the old school poster is any indication (see below), Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow is hoping his new indie feature The Book of Henry evokes kid-centric Amblin adventures from a generation ago (E.T., The Goonies, etc.), with a few dashes of twee for good measure.  If the first trailer is any indication, he's not going to equal his ambition. [...]

New VALERIAN Trailer Pops With Sci-Fi Eye Candy (VIDEO) Who knew CGI overkill could be so glorious? In the hands of Luc Beeson - director of other sci-fi extravaganzas like The Fifth Element and Lucy - high energy spectacle is a guarantee. The latest trailer for Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets offers up more of exactly that, with two central performances by Dane DaHaan and Cara Delevingne that appear to be on target [...]

Fox/Blue Sky Animation Is Bullish With FERDINAND Trailer (VIDEO/POSTER) From the studios that brought us an endless stream of Ice Age movies (but made up for that with entertaining entries like The Peanuts Movie and Rio), Blue Sky Animation and 20th Century Fox give us their holiday entry Ferdinand. Based loosely on the 1930s children's book "The Story of Ferdinand" (which was previously adapted into a short by Walt Disney Studios that went [...]

Best Actor Winner Casey Affleck In Ethereal Indie A GHOST STORY Trailer (VIDEO) Boo. In what is the antithesis of how a new Best Actor winner should strategically follow-up the biggest boost of his career, recent Academy Award recipient Casey Affleck reteams with actress Rooney Mara and filmmaker David Lowery (Pete's Dragon) in a strange, experimental low budget movie that had people talking at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Simply titled A Ghost Story, Affleck plays the deceased husband [...]